Nearly 50 senior army officers including eight Major Generals and Brigadiers have been transferred by Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya, military sources said and added that the transfers will take effect in December and January next year.
The transfers will affect eight Major Generals, 24 Brigadiers, nine Colonels and seven Lieutenant Colonels.
Maj. Gen. J.C. Dias has been appointed as Adjutant General of the Army Headquarters in place of the present AG Maj. Gen. Kamal Guneratne who will assume duties as the Deputy Ambassador to Brazil. Maj. Gen. Dias will also function as the Colonel of the Gajaba Regiment.
Maj. Gen. H.C.P. Goonetilleke (Military Secretary-Army HQ) will be appointed as the Commander of the Security Forces HQ Central (Diyathalawa).
Maj. Gen. S. Ranasinghe (GOC, 53 Division) will be appointed Military Secretary, AHQ. Maj. Gen. U.A. Perera has been appointed as Director General Military Intelligence in addition to his present duties.
Maj. Gen. K.J. Alwis will relinquish the duties as Director General-General Staff (DGGS) and will be attached to the Army HQ. Maj. Gen. B.A. Perera will relinquish duties as GOC, 21 Division and will be appointed as DGGS, AHQ.
The others who were transferred are:
Brigadiers G.D.I. Karunarathne, D.S. Weerasekera, A. Kariyakarawana, P.W.B. Jayasundara, A.S. de Z. Wickramaratne, G.R.H. Dias, S.D.T. Liyanage, M.K.D. Perera, R.Shanmuganathan, R.W.W.A.D.B. Rajaguru, S.A.R. Samarasinghe, P.M.S.A. Pallemulla, N.D. Wanniarachchi, A.A. Koddippily, G.V. Ravipriya, I.P. Ranasinghe, H. Kulatunga, H.R.K.P. Peiris, T.S. Bansajaya, M. Daulagala, A. de Silva, H. J. Seneviratne, A.S. Ariyasinghe and B.B. Randeniya.
Colonels H.M.U.B. Herath, J.C. Gamage, M.A.R. Seneviratne, A.N. Amarasekara, P.B. Samarakoon, M.U.G. Bandara, S.U.M.N. Manage, D.M.A.P. Dissanayaka and D.G. Hewage, Lieutenant Colonels H.M.N.B. Herath, W.M.C. Bandara, D.B.S.N. Bothota, S.P.D. Jayamahamudali, L.D.S. S. Liyanage, M.K. Jayawardena and K.H.K. Kottawattha. (Sunil Jayasiri)